– A film about Patillo’s Bar-B-Que in Beaumont is in the works:


– The Southern Foodways Alliance has uploaded a new oral history of Fresh Air Bar-B-Que in Jackson, Georgia. It opened in 1929. 

Texas Jack’s is a new barbecue joint in Washington D.C., and the Washington Post is impressed. 

– USA Today looks at the challenges and benefits of expansion for barbecue and burger chains

– The Smoke Shop is coming to Boston, and they’ve released a trailer of their menu:


– Michael Symon, chef and host of The Chew, shares his love for Black’s BBQ in Lockhart

– BuzzFeed shows of their poor knowledge of life in Texas with this confusing list of “19 Food Truths Only Texans Would Understand.” 

– A new barbecue sauce out of the LRGV has made it onto HEB shelves. The Jank sauce was created by Weslaco’s Lamar Jones. 

– Pork fat is good fat:


Evie Mae’s Barbecue in Wolfforth was profiled in the local paper.

– The owners of Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Que in Tyler are going a different direction with their next venture which will be a pizza shop right down the street from the barbecue joint.

– The Smoking Ho visits Brisket Southern BBQ & Bar in Zurich, Switzerland.

– Do you know Wagyu?


– Foodways Texas and Salt & Time are hosting Pork Shop on 2/21 in Austin. Attendees will learn all about butchering a cooking hogs. 

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt takes us inside the Sausage Kings of Austin contest. 

– Austin’s Slab BBQ is adding a new rib sandwich to their menu called The McDowell. It looks to be an improvement over the McRib. 

– A closer look at The Granary in San Antonio:


– Texas Governor Greg Abbott is a new fan of Brooks Place BBQ in Houston.

– Was the chopped brisket sandwich invented in Houston? The Houston Chronicle finds an early recipe.

– Thrillist puts Barbecue Inn and Killen’s Barbecue on their list of Houston’s Restaurant Bucket List.

– Tickets are on sale for the Houston BBQ Festival:


– Pitmaster Will Fleischman has left Lockhart Smokehouse and now has a line of signature smokers from Black Iron BBQ. 

– Texas Lifestyle Magazine is sweet on Ten 50 BBQ in Richardson. 

– The Main Street Gurus visit Meat U Anywhere BBQ in Grapevine and come away impressed. 

– Barbecue and the meat sweats: